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I have two novels in the wings.
The first, The Witchfinder, is a post-apocalyptic fantasy. It will be released in hardcover, paperback, ebook (and possibly audio book) on September 23, 2021, by BHC Press. It's the first of a trilogy--The Deiparian Saga--and the second installment (tentatively titled The Witchfinder: Resistance) is in the works.
I'm also delighted to announce that my horror novel, With a Blighted Touch, has been picked up by BHC Press as well! The contract has been signed and the manuscript will soon enter their editorial pipeline.
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With a Blighted Touch
What if your touch made someone else susceptible for a merciless, evil entity? One touch of your hand and people could die in bizarre, gruesome or mystifying ways. Imagine being the plaything of a blasphemous monstrosity—and you aren’t even aware of it.
That’s the predicament of Christopher “Kit” McNeil. In the midst of a broken, hand-to-mouth life, an unexpected death forces him to return to his small hometown in the Tennessee mountains after eighteen years. A talented guitarist with a history of foul luck and poor choices, Kit discovers a connection between himself and the plague of deaths that have devastated nearly half of his high school graduating class.
When he becomes a suspect in the death of a police officer, and is stalked by three horrific and unnatural children, Kit realizes that the blighted nature of the town—and his own life—are linked to an ancient, malefic being. She will soon be free to roam the land once more. But can Kit get out of his own way long enough to face down the Mother of a Thousand Wombs? Or will the depraved Dunley family continue their reign of terror over Black Rock by helping to unleashing the thing that the Cherokee once called Uyaga?
The realm of Deiparia—what was once the United States—teeters on the edge of a new millennium. Spiritual fervor is high. The Church of the Deiparous is worshiped and served as God. And the Church’s rising star, “The Hammer of the Heiromonarch,” Malachi Thorne of the Paracletian Order, is on track for great things. So when a convicted traitor and heretic escapes Thorne’s grip, you know he won’t tolerate anything marring his perfect record.
Thorne journeys across the realm in pursuit of his quarry and a freedom fighter named Traugott, confronting demons, sorcery, a witch cult out for his blood, and a madman within his own Order. However, these pale in comparison to the truth about Traugott. When Witchfinder and freedom fighter come face to face, Thorne is plunged into a mental and spiritual crisis like he’s never known.
Dario Darien, Thorne’s clerk and trusted friend, uncovers evidence of a sinister cabal of resurrected evil from the Church’s forbidden past. As he searches for answers to his brother-in-law’s mysterious death, his niece and nephew become pawns in a sinister plan.
Teska Vaun is a survivor, a woman with a chip on her shoulder and a unique gift that has earned her the nickname “The Ghost.” She pursues vengeance against Solomon Warner, one of Thorne’s deputies. But she didn’t expect to develop feelings for a certain Witchfinder nor discover she might be the redeemer—or ruination—of the future.
The realm of Deiparia races toward a cataclysmic confrontation of war, magic, freedom and faith. Beliefs will be shattered, tenuous alliances made, and no one will be left unchanged.